You’ll learn how to tackle some of the most advanced terrain with instructor-extraordinaire, Harlan Price from TakeAim Cycling.
Harlan and company will lead a series of clinics aimed at taking you to the next level, regardless of your current riding ability!
This is a limited-attendance event. We are counting on every person who registers to show up. We are providing a ton of advanced notice in order to make this event successful. Once you pay your 50% deposit, it is transferable but non-refundable. No exceptions. The balance of the registration fee will be due on or before Aug 1st. We will accommodate transfers up until Sep 1st with no transfer fee. If we have space, you can register any time.
Protection – Full face helmet, neck brace HIGHLY recommended; gloves, elbow, knee, shin, back, chest protection recommended. You can rent from Snowshoe or purchase from TrailWerks.
Bike – Functional 6”+ travel bike with aggressive tread tires and heavy sidewall, suspension in working order and wheels in reasonable shape. You can also rent dh bikes from Snowshoe.
Clothing – Bring durable dh/enduro-style gear that you don’t mind crashing in (it happens). Also, temps drop A LOT at night. Prepare for that. This is rain/shine so we won’t be cancelling if it’s wet. It’s Snowshoe. It rains. Be prepared.
Riding downhill all day is hard. It’s not the pedaling, it’s the muscles that you use to stay in the ‘ready’ position that will wear out. It is recommended that you do some push-ups, sit-ups and squats on a regular basis (3-5 times a week) to ensure that you can be strong and ride for 2.5 days straight. Don’t underestimate how much work this is. Going downhill, pinned, for 10 minutes on a lot of these runs takes serious strength.
You will be required to bring your bike into TrailWerks Cyclery before the event to ensure your equipment is up to the task. There is no charge to check out your bike but it may require work or upgrades. If you have concerns, please bring your bike in BEFORE registering.